Not everyone that is into Star Trek and comics is a social retard incapable of having a conversation that the cant relate back to obscure nerd culture.
But if it was just that, it could still be funny, or even endearing if done well. I like Abed, and he is pretty much just a geek with a lack pf social skills. on community, its funny. The show is just not funny, and people act like its the most inventive zany thing ever. The fact that the main guy knows the theme to TMNT does not warrant a 2 minute laugh track.